$2.87 Mil

Dangerous machinery

Our client, a construction worker, was assigned to work with a milling machine on the roadway of 164th Street near Crocheron Avenue in Queens County. As the milling machine approached a manhole cover, our client was unable to stop the machine because it was not supplied with an appropriate cutoff switch. The machine lifted the manhole cover propelling it into our client’s right leg, causing severe fractures of his right ankle necessitating multiple surgeries. The defendant refused to pay blaming the incident on our client. The Queens County jury disagreed and said so in its verdict.

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